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Three things you might not know about sacramentals

Wait. What’s a sacramental? I have always been drawn to sacramentals. I keep on hand holy water, medals, and many Lents’ worth of palm branches, not to mention a drawer full of miscellaneous holy cards and third-class relics (some of which are blessed, though I’ve mostly forgotten which ones). I often think to myself that […]


Three Powerful Sacramentals to Have in your Home

These small religious items pack a big spiritual punch that can protect your family. The use of sacramentals is one of the most misunderstood practices in the Catholic Church. They have been part of the Church’s life from the very beginning, but are commonly viewed as some sort of superstition. This is largely due to […]


Incense as a Sacramental

Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,     and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice. Ps. 141:2 (NRSV) Roman Catholics are familiar with the use of incense in Church, particularly for the major feast days like Easter and Christmas. Protestant churches almost never use it. It is within the Eastern […]